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UBCD announces $1M lending for city building

UB Community Development LLC (UBCD) announced Tuesday a $1 million Community Facilities Lending funding for the construction of a new sanitation department building for the city of Atmore.

UBCC is a community development partner of United Bank.

The city of Atmore employs 20 sanitation workers who provide sanitation services for more than 9,200 residents in Atmore, and execute the healthy removal of household garbage, limbs and yard waste, UB officials said in a statement.

Additionally, sanitation workers work on beautification projects such as parks and recreation maintenance, drainage ditch debris removal and right of way lawn maintenance. The sanitation department building also serves as a recycling drop off site, and a location for the maintenance of city vehicles.

“The importance of having adequate sanitation facilities and services in a community cannot be overstated,” said Alex Jones, UBCD president. “Providing a healthy community environment is a necessity, keeping the community cleaner and greener. We are pleased to partner with the City of Atmore on their long awaited sanitation project, deploying our Community Facilities Lending program as a funding solution.”

The new facility is a 6,000-square-foot pre-engineered metal building with new amenities like state of the art ventilation and climate controlled work environment. The new facility will replace the more than 60-year-old facility and will include many new upgrades like a hydraulic lift base to help maintain city vehicles, office space and an employee break room.

The Atmore City Council adopted a resolution during its most-recent meeting to accept the low bid for the construction of the shop.

“This project has been in the works for more than 20 years, ” said Atmore Mayor Jim Staff. “The Community Facilities Lending program made it affordable for us to move forward on this much-needed update. We would like to extend special thanks to United Bank and the UBCD team, specifically Chris Walker. We are proud to offer our employees a modern place to work, modern equipment, heating and cooling service as well as new and improved safety features.”

For more information about UB Community Development, or for help with planning your next funding project, contact Alex Jones, President, UB Community Development at (251) 446-6017 or email Alex.Jones@unitedbank.com. For more information about United Bank, please contact Tonya Lambert, SVP, Chief Marketing and Public Relations Officer, at (251) 446-6004 or email tonya.lambert@unitedbank.com.